Year 2 Content

History

By the end of Year 2 most children will

  • be able to describe a famous event that happened before their own time, and know why it was important
  • name a significant local person, place or event and explain why they are important
  • describe and compare a linked group of significant people and what they contributed to their field (e.g monarchs, inventors, explorers)
  • be able to pinpoint significant personal, social or national events that have happened within their own memory and understand why they are important (e.g. the Olympic Games, elections)
  • be able to use a historical timeline, and know what it was like to live in one or two different eras